The Junior Youth Empowerment Program is dedicated to empowering Junior Youth ages 11-14 to become positive and productive members of society. We, as youth and adults, recognize that the Junior Youth of today are faced with some of life’s most difficult challenges and often, they must face these obstacles before they are ready. This can often lead to bad decisions which encourage the Junior Youth to make even more bad choices.
This program has been developed as a world-wide response to the needs of this age group. Junior Youth all over the world are participating in this program, learning how to not only deal with difficult issues, but also how to become leaders and inspirations in their communities. The Junior Youth Empowerment Program in Gwinnett County, Georgia offers a space in which the junior youth can develop patterns of thought and behavior that will characterize them throughout their lives and understand the world around them.
The atmosphere of these groups strive to be joyous and friendly where the junior youth can develop those qualities and attributes that a life of service to humanity requires. In such a setting, the members of the group, free from the fear of criticism or ridicule, can express their thoughts on complex questions. They learn to listen, to speak, to reflect, to analyze, to make decisions, and to act on them.
We work with youth and young adults interested in being trained as junior youth animators to serve Gwinnett County junior youth, and organizations that can adopt this program. Usually facilitated by an older adolescent or young adult, junior youth classes empower the development of inner transformation based on an noble sense of higher purpose. Encouraging idealistic as well as practical goals, junior youth classes emphasize the growth of inner capacity as a path to fun, friendship, happiness, fulfillment and positive social change. Nurturing those capacities in junior youth groups tends to bring out the best and most noble aspects of the adolescent soul, mind and spirit.
The group studies materials from a curriculum which has been developed to introduce critical moral concepts and simultaneously enhance the member’s power of expression. Junior Youth empowerment program combines study, friendship and social action for the betterment of society. This Program is free and open to everyone regardless of their beliefs, help teach spiritual, moral and ethical decision-making skills.
This video discusses the spiritual challenges Jr. Youth face in today's society and how for the betterment of society junior youth must be equipped with the best tools.